Municipal budget hearings set

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Budget hearings slated for Belmont County municipalities ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Auditor’s Office is slated to hold its 2017 budget hearings for municipalities starting Monday at the auditor’s office at the county courthouse in St. Clairsville. The hearings are open to the ...

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Hundreds Attend Wheeling’s Celebrate Youth Festival


By SCOTT McCLOSKEY For The Times Leader WHEELING — Hundreds of people made their way around the dozens of vendors tables at Wheeling Park’s skating rink on Thursday for Youth Services System’s 10th-annual Celebrate Youth Festival — an end-of-summer event that not only celebrates the ...



VILLAGE OF Bellaire will be reconstructing its zoning board and has openings for any village resident interested in sitting on the zoning appeals board. Interested village residents should submit a letter of interest to the mayor’s office by 3 p.m. Aug. 31. “PUPPETS ‘N Praise” Vacation ...

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Fabio’s Pizza manager Candy Basil, right, and Haleigh Hannas wait on customers at the restaurant’s front counter.

Fabio’s Pizza satisfying customers for nearly 25 years


ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Offering a variety of Sicilian, Napolitana and Chicago styles of pizza, calzones, stombolis, salads, pasta and a variety of sandwiches, Fabio’s Pizza has stood the test of time for 25 years. Owner Tom Cracolici says it’s the customer loyalty for the past 25 years that ...

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SJC principal talks vision, goals

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BELLAIRE — St. John Central Principal Jarett Kuhns has a new vision and several goals set for the school as a first-year administrator, and has a special connection to the school as a Bellaire native and St. John alumnus. After graduating from St. John Central Grade School in 2003 and ...

Woman pleads guilty in fatal Powerline Park accident

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The trial of a Pennsylvania woman accused of causing the death of 46-year-old Pennsylvania firefighter Mark Magazine in an incident at Powerline Park was canceled Thursday when she entered a guilty plea. A sentencing hearing for later this month was set. Tonya ...

Bellaire dealing with soggy issue

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BELLAIRE — In the very room where Bellaire Village Council talks about what needs fixed and where to get the funds to do it, another expensive problem looms directly over their heads. The building’s failing roof is leaking, resulting in many stains on the ceiling in the council ...


Belmont residents want return of school bell

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BELMONT — Residents in the village of Belmont want their school bell back. In conjunction with the decision of village council to raze the 1915 Belmont Elementary Building — after much discussion with community members — a committee has been set up to form a memorial to the ...


Fun at the Festival

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DONAVIN SWAUGER, 12, and Brayden Swauger, 9, of Martins Ferry enjoy a carnival ride at Martins Ferry Volunteer Department annual Betty Zane Days festival at City Park. The festival reopens at about 6 p.m. today with rides, food and music. See more photos of the festival at night on Page C1.

Evacuations underway due to St. C. chemical spill

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Firefighters and police are responding to a chlorine spill at a wastewater treatment plant in the area of 100 Legion Road in St. Clairsville. At about 11 a.m. today, an officer at the scene said police and fire personnel are now going door-to-door to evacuate people living on ...


Nellis eyes national stage for OU

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — As he tours the school’s regional campuses this week, new Ohio University President Duane Nellis said it’s his goal to raise the school’s profile on the national stage. “Ohio University Eastern is an important part of our overall system and I definitely will ...

Belmont County Senior Center ready to go

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Commissioners announced Wednesday that the long-awaited new Department of Senior Services Center will be fully operational next week. The center had begun operation about two weeks ago with the move of the administrative staff to the ...

Harrison levies up for renewal

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CADIZ — Harrison County commissioners on Wednesday approved putting two renewal tax levies on the November ballot. Commissioners Don Bethel and Paul Coffland listed to Tim Tanner, the county director for the Ohio State University Extension program at Wednesday’s meeting. Tanner ...

U.S. prosecutors to aid in addiction battle

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Justice Department will dispatch 12 federal prosecutors to cities ravaged by addiction who will focus exclusively on investigating health care fraud and opioid scams that are fueling the nation’s drug abuse epidemic, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said ...

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Page Gellner remembered

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WHEELING — The strains of spiritual and country music washed over the mouth of Wheeling Creek as the community gathered for a much-needed outpouring of grief in remembrance of 18-year-old Page Gellner. A candlelight vigil was held late Tuesday near the wooden bridge behind WesBanco Arena ...

Switzerland of Ohio hires new principals

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BEALLSVILLE — The Switzerland of Ohio Local School District hired two new principals at a special meeting of the district’s school board Tuesday, filling vacancies at Beallsville and Monroe Central high schools. Effective Tuesday, Kellie Hayden is principal at the Beallsville Campus, and ...


Martins Ferry’s Betty Zane Days kicks off

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MARTINS FERRY — Martins Ferry City Park was the scene of community festival fun as Betty Zane Days officially kicked off on Tuesday. The festival, named after the legendary local Revolutionary War heroine, opened with live music from Tim Ullom and Jason Tremman, carnival rides and games for ...

Sexual battery trial is Sept. 12

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A Union Local School District teacher accused of sexual battery against a high school senior appeared before a judge this week and her trial remains set for Sept. 12. Tiffany Ann Cordes, 27, of 201 Burton Drive, Cadiz, briefly appeared before Belmont County Common Pleas ...


Residents still cleaning up after heavy rain and flooding

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SHADYSIDE — After heavy rain struck the region the last two weekends, some local communities are still cleaning up from the water, mud and other debris. In Shadyside, the village is doing its best to help residents recover, and plans to hold a community garbage pickup on Thursday. Shadyside ...